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  1. Playoff starting pitcher, rotation rankings

    Jim Bowden

    The most important element of every major league team in the playoffs is its starting rotation; it's the closest equivalent to a quarterback on an NFL team or the top three players on an NBA team. History has shown us that elite starting pitching has...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  2. What would it take to get Cole Hamels?

    Jim Bowden

    Throughout July, Jim Bowden will look at a number of high-profile trade candidates and explain what it would take for certain clubs to acquire each player. Player: Cole Hamels | SP | Philadelphia Phillies Possible destinations: Atlanta Braves, ...

    Blog | July 19, 2014
  3. 10 bold predictions for rest of the winter

    Jim Bowden

    Some big free-agent names were signed over the holiday season, but that doesn't mean the market is dried up. With many teams waiting on the final destination of Japanese free agent Masahiro Tanaka, several quality free-agent pitchers remain, as well ...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  4. Five teams with the best shot at Tanaka

    Jim Bowden

    After weeks of drama, the Masahiro Tanaka posting saga is finally over. Rakuten, his team in Japan, has agreed to post him, and now all MLB teams have a chance to negotiate with him if they agree to put up the posting fee, which likely will max out a...

    Blog | December 25, 2013
  5. Los Angeles Angels among biggest fallers from Future Power Rankin...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski explains how the biggest fallers in the Future Power Rankings can turn their fortunes around.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2013
  6. How to fix the L.A. teams

    Jim Bowden

    No, it isn't a very happy time in Southern California. SoCal fans just watched as the Lakers and Clippers got bounced out of the NBA playoffs in the first round, while the Dodgers and Angels have looked like they might not even make the playoffs. ...

    Blog | May 08, 2013
  7. MLB - Future Power Rankings 2013 (Nos. 15-1)

    Jim Bowden, Keith Law and Buster Olney

    Jim Bowden, Keith Law and Buster Olney bring you the latest installment of the Future Power Rankings, looking at how well each team is set up for sustained success.

    Story | Conversation | February 20, 2013
  8. Hamilton to Angels, Dickey next?

    Jim Bowden

    For the second straight year, the Los Angeles Angels have swooped in to land the biggest free agent out there, signing Josh Hamilton to a five-year deal worth $125 million. The Angels got incredible production from Torii Hunter last year, so Hamil...

    Blog | December 13, 2012
  9. Common thread for Angels, Giants, Rays

    Jim Bowden

    It was a year ago when the St. Louis Cardinals sat five games over .500 at 67-62, 10 games behind the National League Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers and 10.5 games behind the Atlanta Braves for the NL wild card. The Cardinals ended up going 23...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  10. Bowden's Bullets: Headley to Dodgers?

    Jim Bowden

    Conventional wisdom approaching this year's July 31 trade deadline said there would be more buyers than sellers. While that has indeed turned out to be the case, a couple of factors have complicated many possible trade scenarios. First, the new Co...

    Blog | July 18, 2012
  11. Los Angeles Angels set themselves up to contend for the World Ser...

    Jim Bowden

    Angels set themselves up to contend for the World Series.

    Story | Conversation | February 16, 2012
  12. MLB - Future Power Rankings 2012 (Nos. 10-1)

    Jim Bowden, Keith Law and Buster Olney

    ESPN Insider kicks off its first edition of the MLB Future Power Rankings, as Jim Bowden, Keith Law and Buster Olney break down how well each team is set up for sustained success.

    Story | Conversation | February 15, 2012
  13. Bowden: 5 GMs who helped teams win now

    Richard Durrett

    ESPN.com's Jim Bowden took a look at five general managers who helped their teams win now with offseason moves. Bowden does not include Jon Daniels in his top-5 despite the posting bid for Yu Darvish, but the offseason is not yet over. Here's his lis...

    Blog | January 03, 2012
  14. Five GMs who helped their teams win now

    Jim Bowden

    An active offseason that witnessed some of baseball's best players changing teams clearly would buoy some and sink others. For the following five teams, their offseason moves could vault them into bona fide postseason contention and divisional releva...

    Blog | January 03, 2012
  15. Arte Moreno shows baseball who's boss

    Jim Bowden

    After years of watching his team be outbid in the free-agent market, Los Angeles Angels owner Arte Moreno took matters into his own hands this past week by signing the best player in baseball, Albert Pujols, and the best pitcher on the free-agent mar...

    Blog | December 10, 2011
  16. Bowden's Bullets: Free-agent bear market

    Jim Bowden

    Major League Baseball's winter meetings begin next Sunday at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, and there will be fireworks. Make no mistake, general managers are savvy enough to take advantage of being in a spotlight under which they can get their clu...

    Blog | November 26, 2011